It is natural to grieve
After your loved one dies, or even at the beginning of a terminal illness, it is natural to grieve. Yet in our culture, we are often not prepared for the impact grief has on us. Caring Circle offers the support you need for your bereavement journey.
Grief support and bereavement services are available for family, friends and co-workers
Caring Circle offers bereavement care. After a loved one dies, it is natural to grieve. Feelings of grief may even begin at the time of a terminal diagnosis. As natural as these feelings are, in our culture we are often not prepared for the impact grief will have on us emotionally, physically, socially, and spiritually.
Grief is an individual experience
How you go through the grief process may be different than other members of your family or friends. There is no right or wrong way to grieve your loss, or time limit on how long you will grieve.
While their intentions may be good, friends and family may not be equipped to provide the support and guidance you need in the days, months, and even years of grieving. Caring Circle can help.
The Caring Circle bereavement care program offers a variety of comprehensive resources and opportunities to support you during your grief. Bereavement staff members are available at any time in your grief process. There are anticipatory grief programs available before your loved one dies through Caring Circle and Lory's Place. These programs support and guide children, adults, and families before or after the death of a loved one from a life-limiting disease, illness, or injury. There are also bereavement support materials and programs that can help you for months after your loved one dies.
Among the programs offered are:
- Guidance while making funeral arrangements for your loved one
- Attendance at memorial or funeral services to offer emotional support
- Individual sessions
- Support groups
- Grief and loss library
- Monthly mailings
- School and workplace grief support and educational programs
- Services of remembrance and Remembrance Garden
Lory's Place is a safe harbor for grieving children, adults, and families
When someone you love is dying, or dies, grief often rolls in like a wave that washes over not only the adults in your family, but the children, too. These waves of grief often come long after many people "think" they should stop.
Lory's Place models the renowned Dougy Center in Portland, Oregon, and offers programs that use peer-to-peer support to help all ages work through grief. These age-appropriate, regularly scheduled sessions help children, teens, adults, and families offer the genuine understanding, empathy and advice that mend broken hearts, and give each other hope. Everyone who participates comes away with a stronger self-esteem.
To learn more about bereavement care programs
Contact us to learn more about our bereavement care programs through Caring Circle and Lory's Place. You will find our support during your grief healing very helpful as you and your family experience the changes that the death of a loved one brings to your life.
2019 July-December Bereavement Calendar(PDF)
2020 January-June Bereavement Calendar(PDF)